Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- More than more than 400 Ukrainians based in the UK gathered to protest outside the Russian embassy earlier this week
- Will average London house prices hit £36 million by 2050?
- Boris Johnson wants to increase the number of Mayoral appointees to fire authority
- New government figures show homelessness in London has risen by 3%
- Public inquiry announced into undercover policing
- Are London childcare costs keeping parents at home?
- Want to learn the drums? Here’s where to crash, bang and wallop in London
- Brain banquets and burger tests: 10 foodie pop ups to try this month
- Hours of fun with this detailed Victorian map, superimposed over Google maps
- London’s Forgotten Disasters: the 1972 Battersea Big Dipper crash
- We listed to Barnet-based band Wild Sun as part of our new London music series
- Mind The Crap: the continuing problem of poo on the tracks
- The stories behind some of London’s classic cocktails
- This week’s podcast centres around the history of black people in London
- The Great War in Portraits at the National Gallery is a fitting tribute
- New restaurant review: Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone
- Jan Manski’s macabre sculptures are distorted, creepy and evocative
- The British Museum’s new viking exhibition shows they weren’t just “horned-helmeted monastery pillagers”
- Over 40 captivating aerial photographs by Alex Maclean are currently on show
Things to do
- Fancy volunteering but not sure where to go? We profile HALO in Eltham
- Mysterious photos of Spitalfields in 1912 are currently on display at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery and on the London theme, a free exhibition of unusual tube photography starts this week
- Musical cabaret duo Bourgeois and Maurice launch a variety night in Shoreditch aimed at “ weirdos and their friends”
- Book ahead for a drive-in cinema and The Edible Garden Show at Alexandra Palace, plus a James Bond vehicle exhibition at the London Film Museum, all taking place at the end of this month
- Voyage out this spring at these English Heritage and National Trust property reopenings
- Revisit the many wonders Studio Ghibli have brought us over the years with BFI’s retrospective, starting in April
- Got a saucy story? Share it with us as part of our Short Fiction series
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